The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), in cooperation with Directions Media, is organising an OGC GovFuture webinar providing insight into how Canadian organisations are using open standards to support planning, design, implementation, measurement, and visualisation of Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES). This free, one-hour webinar will be held on Tuesday 29 January 2013 at 3.00 p.m. UTC/GMT (that’s 11pm in Perth, or 2am Wednesday morning Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time).
Ben Clark, an analyst at the Climate Change Policy Unit at the Ministry of Environment, Government of British Columbia, will describe the value that local and provincial stakeholders are deriving from Community Energy and Emissions Inventory (CEEI) reports for all BC communities and from the ‘next generation’ of buildings data, which provides increased ‘granularisation and spatialisation’ of energy usage data through Tract and Neighbourhood Data Modelling (TaNDM).
Cory Slinger, Manager of Market Development at the Horizon Utilities Corporation (Ontario), will provide an overview of the value, barriers and opportunities for demand conservation programmes and Smart Grid, using geospatial information (using the corporation’s work as an example).
Horizon Utilities Corporation is the first company ever to be named the Sustainability Company of the Year by the Canadian Electricity Association for two consecutive years – 2011 and 2012. www.horizonutilities.com
Eddie Oldfield will introduce a proposed Energy Spatial Data Infrastructure Test Bed (Open Call) and identify marketplace requirements that can be addressed by interoperable web services that implement OGC interface and encoding standards. Eddie is Owner/CEO of Spatial QUEST Solutions and a Member of OGC. He is Chair of QUEST New Brunswick Caucus, member of the National Advisory Committee, QUEST www.questcanada.org, and member of Resilient Communities Working Group, National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Public Safety Canada).
Webinar details and registration are available here. The webinar will be in English.